Tenure of members of boards, etc., appointed by registration body.
70.— (1) A person appointed by a registration body to be a member of a board or committee established by it under this Act shall hold office for a period of 3 years, unless he or she sooner dies or resigns.
(2) No person appointed pursuant to a section of this Act shall hold office under that section for more than 2 consecutive terms of office.
(3) A member of a board or committee referred to in subsection (1) may resign from office by giving notice to the registration body in writing signed by him or her and the resignation shall take effect at the next meeting of the registration body.
(4) (a) Any requirement (whether as to consultation, obtaining of another’s approval or otherwise) that applies with respect to the nomination of a person for appointment to a board or committee established under this Act shall apply to the nomination of a person for appointment to fill a casual vacancy amongst the membership of the board or committee.
(b) Where the term of office of a member of a board or committee established under this Act terminates otherwise than by reason of effluxion of time, the period of office of the person appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by that other’s ceasing to hold office shall be specified to be the unexpired period of that other’s term of office.
(5) The registration body may make rules specifying grounds (such as repeated absence from meetings or unacceptable professional conduct) on which a member of a board or committee referred to in subsection (1) may be removed from office and the procedure for such removal and for so long as rules under this subsection are in force such a member may be removed from office subject to and in accordance with the rules.